Friday, February 26, 2010

ARC Giveaways!

I have some awesome news. In roughly one week, Lauren Oliver will appear here on Headdesk to talk about her debut novel,
Before I Fall. Two days later, Teri Hall will answer some questions about her debut, The Line. Both of these awesome ladies have agreed to give away one ARC of their books here--on Headdesk!

The rules for both contests are the same:

1: It's a random draw.

2: To enter, you must comment with at least a name and an email address, under the interview in which you want to be entered. Commenting on Teri Hall's interview will not get you entered for Ms. Oliver's Before I Fall. If you don't include an email address and at a name, I won't count you!

3: You can have a maximum of two entries per interview. If you comment, that's one entry. If you blog/myspace/facebook/dig/tweet this contest, that's one more entry. For that to work you must provide a link back to where you pumped the contest. And FYI, save yourself some time: if you comment once, with contact info and a link, that can count as both of your entries. But I have to be able to access the link. Finally, a comment on one interview does not count as an entry to both contests. You have to enter each contest separately.

4: Each contest runs exactly one week. For Before I Fall, that's from March 2 to March 9. For The Line, that's from March 4 to March 11. I will do a random draw of all the eligible commenters. (Those who included a name and email address.)

5: On Saturday March 13 I will announce the winners to both interviews in a single post. I'll send the winners contact information to the author, who will then contact the winner about their prize.

Did you guys get all that? Comment under the interview with a name and email. Maximum of two entries. Contest runs for a week. Winners drawn randomly. Prizes distributed. I'll post a summary of the rules, and contest dates, on the interviews themselves. If anyone has questions or is confused as to how this will work, just go ahead and ask in the comments. (It's really pretty simple. I swear.)

Here's a little blurb of each of the books:

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined.

In the not so distant future…

Rachel lives with her mother on The Property. The good thing about living there is that it’s far from the city where the oppressive government is most active. The bad thing, at least to most people, is that it’s close to the Line—an uncrossable section of the National Border Defense System, an invisible barrier that encloses the entire country.

She can see the Line from the greenhouse windows, but she is forbidden to go near it. Across the Line is Away, and though Rachel has heard many whispers about the dangers there, she’s never really believed the stories. Until the day she hears a recording that could only have come from across the Line.

It’s a voice asking for help.

Who sent the message? What is her mother hiding? And to what lengths will Rachel go in order to do what she thinks is right?


beth said...

Yay! I'm so eager to read The Line!

Creative A said...

I won my own ARC of The Line on goodreads, and it's a great MG read :)

Angela said...

I can't wait for The Line. I get chills looking at that cover.

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